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verb (used with object)
  1. to add as a supplement, accessory, or appendix; subjoin: to append a note to a letter.
  2. to attach or suspend as a pendant.
  3. to sign a document with; affix: to append one's signature to a will.

Origin of append

1640–50; < Latin appendere, equivalent to ap- ap-1 + -pendere to hang (transitive)
Related formsmis·ap·pend·ed, adjectiveun·ap·pend·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for appended

affix, annex, fix, conjoin, hang, attach, supplement, adjoin, fasten, subjoin

Examples from the Web for appended

Contemporary Examples of appended

Historical Examples of appended

  • A complete list of the changes made is appended at the end of the file.



  • The grinning death's head seal was appended in lieu of a signature, as before.

    The Film of Fear

    Arnold Fredericks

  • As such, they may not be included but be appended to the traditional text.

  • Those which have (a) appended to them are known to have representatives in America.

    The Gypsies

    Charles G. Leland

  • He then appended his signature and handed it to one of the attendant Cossacks.

British Dictionary definitions for appended


verb (tr)
  1. to add as a supplementto append a footnote
  2. to attach; hang on

Word Origin for append

C15: from Late Latin appendere to hang (something) from, from Latin pendere to hang
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Word Origin and History for appended



late 14c., "to belong to as a possession or right," from Old French apendre (13c.) belong, be dependent (on); attach (oneself) to; hang, hang up," and directly from Latin appendere "to cause to hang (from something), weigh," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + pendere "hang" (see pendant).

Meaning "to hang on, attach as a pendant" is 1640s; that of "attach as an appendix" is recorded by 1843. OED says the original word was obsolete by c.1500, and these later transitive senses represent a reborrowing from Latin or French. Related: Appended; appending.

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